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LIVE in the Second Breakfast studio at JOY 949 with Sonja Hammer is Latina comedian the amazing and very funny and GEEK  Cristela Alonzo!!

Cristela is in Melbourne for Melbourne International Comedy Festival as part of the American contingent: Headliners! 

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Cristela Alonzo made TV history in 2014, by being the first Latina to create, produce and star in a network TV sitcom, “Cristela,” an achievement which caps a whirlwind year. She released “Some of the Hits,” her first stand-up CD through Comedy Central and will be making her feature film debut in the upcoming Angry Birds movie. She topped several comedy lists in the past year, including “Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch,” “Top 10 Comedy Acts to Watch in 2014” by LA Weekly, Cosmo Latina’s “8 Women You Should be Following on Twitter,” Time Out’s “Comics to Watch,” “Cosmo’s “13 Female Comedians to Watch For in 2014,” and “One of the 50 Comedians You Should and WILL Know” by Vulture.com. She’s performed at the Bonnaroo Music Festival and is a favorite at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. She also taped “The Half Hour,” her first half-hour special in Boston, which premiered in June 2013 on Comedy Central. Cristela is based in LA and when not on tour, can be found performing at various clubs around town, including her home club, the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, CA.’

Alonzo has appeared on Conan, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand Up Revolution, Showtime, Last Comic Standing, and Live at Gotham.

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And what a super GEEK GIRL she turns out to be : “I learned about comic books, baseball cards, classic rock/heavy metal…AND I LOVED IT. As I got older, I realized that I was a big nerd, a geek. I was in the Quiz Bowl team in high school, I was a President of the Drama Club… I won numerous medals for the Academic Decathlon. My high school years were spent watching a lot of Star Trek: TNG and playing Dungeons and Dragons with a friend that worked as a substitute teacher at my school.”

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